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Candice Van Wyk

Married on Nov 11, 2017 in Gauteng

 

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Magical Moments

 

Walking down the isle towards my groom, my husband to be and the love of my life...it was a moment I had been waiting for all my life...I felt so grateful to our Maker for bringing us together!

I so wanted to be on time for our wedding, because I know everyone was expecting me to be late and then I ended up being late...but only because I was waiting for my groom...all dressed up on my way to the chapel and the venue coordinator runs to me and asks me to wait in reception area, because my groom was not in the chapel yet...and guess what, everyone thought that I was late!☺

When we had to release the doves after the ceremony, what an experience...I was so uncomfortable holding my dove, but in the end had so much fun with the whole experience!

The support of our retinue and coordinators on the day was exceptional! We definitely chose the right people to be by our side!

Everything about our wedding was memorable and it was truly a dream come true for me!

The Honeymoon

 

We had to postpone our honeymoon to July 2019, due to work and other commitments. We will be going to Zanzibar- I can't wait!

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I wore two beautiful wedding gowns for our special day. I wore one of the most beautiful one-shoulder, ivory ballgowns with delicate bead work and detail for our ceremony. It was a ballgown from my own collection at Crystal Garnet Bridal Boutique and then a grecian one-shoulder wedding gown to the reception, which complemented the style of my ballgown very well...I made sure that both these two beautiful and favourite wedding gowns of mine were put aside from my boutique stock just for my special day!

My hair was carefully curled and put together with beautiful diamante pins, with a beaded ivory veil which complimented my ballgown very well.

My make-up was done by Zae Santana Make-up Artistry and I was extremely pleased with the care and skill that went into the application of my soft romantic look I wanted for our special day. I was also very pleased with her work done for my mom and bridesmaids!

I wore beautiful 3-toned shoes which I got months before my wedding, which also complimented both my wedding gowns very well!

My lingerie for the day was a gift that I got at my bridal shower from a friend! It was soft, sexy and definitely perfect for the occasion!

I wore beautiful long diamante earings and a matching diamante bracelet, which definitely added sparkle to my wedding gowns!

The Venue

We got married at Thabong Wedding & Conference Centre on the Eastrand in Gauteng. A few of our guests booked accomodation at the venue for the night.

The Venue

We got married at Thabong Wedding & Conference Centre on the Eastrand in Gauteng. A few of our guests booked accomodation at the venue for the night.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I started personal training sessions months before our wedding and really enjoyed it! I also started eating healthier and drank lots of water. I treated my hair and skin on a regular basis and also enjoyed spa treatments up to our big day! My manicure and pedicure treatments from Tammy Taylor Freewaypark for our wedding day,was part of a wedding gift from an aunt! They really made me feel special and like a bride!

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I started personal training sessions months before our wedding and really enjoyed it! I also started eating healthier and drank lots of water. I treated my hair and skin on regular basis and also enjoyed spa treatments up to our big day! My manicure and pedicure treatments from Tammy Taylor Freewaypark for our wedding day,was part of a wedding gift from an aunt! They really made me feel special and like a bride!

Wedding Elements

Our decor,flowers,furniture and lighting were all beautfully arranged and put in place. It was a dream come true seeing our chapel and reception! The garden was full of blooming white roses which made our day even more memorable and beautiful! Our romantic theme was evidently seen throughout our centre pieces, flowers, lighting,crystals,chandeliers and in all the finer detail that both the wedding venue and our florist (Flower Expressions in Sunward Park) attended to!

My Groom And His Groomsmen

My groom looked amazingly handsome in his blue suit,white shirt with brown shoes and belt and silver grey tie! Our groomsmen looked handsome in their grey suits with ties which complimented the colour of the bridesmaids dresses very well! Their happy socks added a fun element to their dress code and the occasion! Different items were bought from different places!

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Our bridesmaids wore lilac and pink long elegant and soft dresses! Diamante earings which I got them as a gift, complimented their dresses! They all looked beautiful! Their hair and make-up was absolutely gorgeous! Their love and support on the day was so appreciated!

Marriage Officer

Pastors from my previous church! We also had my father-in-law deliver an encouraging message to us at the ceremony! It was such a blessed and initimate ceremony! We were so blessed by all our family and friends who attended!

My Captured Moments

Our photographer Romaen from Ren Photos was professional and did a wonderful job capturing the special moments on our day! She also did our pre-shoot! Two of my cousins assisted with the videography on the day and did a great job too!

The Wedding Planner

Because I am in the wedding industry and a wedding planner and because I have my own bridal boutique,Crystal Garnet Bridal Boutique, I did the wedding planning for our wedding. The venue coordinator and a cousin assisted me on the day to that ensure all my requirements were delivered as arranged! I am also grateful to my mom for all her support with the arrangements throughout the wedding planning!

Wedding Transport

Everything took place at the wedding venue,so there wasn't any special transport that we needed to arrange. This was such a pleasurable experience,having everything done at the venue!

Food & Cake

The catering was done by the venue! We used the wedding cake supplier that the venue referred us too! Our cake was beautiful!

Wedding Stationery

The venue also had a wedding stationery shop on their premises and we used their services. Jesika from Sweetypie creations is creative and really brought our dreams and desires to life in terms of what we wanted for ALL our wedding stationery! She was very open to our ideas too and listened carefully!

The Reception and Entertainment

We used one of the local DJ's who was a referral by one of my bridesmaids! Our guests and us enjoyed the celebrations and the music played throughout the night! I even had to put on my dancing shoes!

The Reception and Entertainment

We used one of the local DJ's who was a referral by one of my bridesmaids! Our guests and us enjoyed the celebrations and music played throughout the night! I even had to put on my dancing shoes! We did prepare a dance as part of our entrance at reception with our retinue! It was so much fun! My husband and I also prepared an opening dance, it was so special.